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Baccarat Sulphide The Franklin Mint 1977 Peter The Great Green Paperweight
$30.00
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Baccarat Sulphide The Franklin Mint 1977 George Washington Blue Paperweight
$30.00
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Baccarat Sulphide The Franklin Mint 1977 Simon Bolivar Gold Paperweight
$30.00
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Baccarat Sulphide A David Paris 1966 Yellow Paperweight
$30.00
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Baccarat Sulphide The Franklin Mint 1976 Julius Caesar Purple Paperweight
$30.00
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Baccarat Sulphide B GP 1955 Red Brown Paperweight
$30.00
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Baccarat France Theodore Roosevelt Sulphide Paperweight W Original Box COA
$40.00
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Baccarat Aldai Stevenson Sulphide Paperweight W Original Box COA
$45.00
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VTG Cristal D Albret Sulphide Cameo Gusdtav Adolf King Sweden Paperweight
$65.00
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Signed Jim Davis Magnum Horse Sulphide Paperweight
$44.99
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King Adolf Gustaf VI Baccarat crystal sulfide paperweight
$20.00
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Adlai Stevenson Baccarat crystal sulfide paperweight
$20.00
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$20.00
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$20.00
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$18.00
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Limited Ed Baccarat Crystal Sulphide Paperweight James Monroe by G Poillerat
$125.00
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BACCARAT SULPHIDE CAMEO PAPERWEIGHT LIMITED EDITION PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER
$59.95
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Joe Rice sulfide swan paperweight 2004
$89.99
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Antique 1972 St CLAIR ART GLASS SULPHIDE Paperweight nr
$89.95
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ROBERT L HAMON Sulphide Paperweight Marked H
$1.00
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Vintage Denver BPOE Elks Sulfide Millefiori Style Art Glass Paperweight
$24.99
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CRISTAL DALBRET PAPERWEIGHT DR ALBERT SCHWEITZER SULPHIDE CAMEO COA LE IN BOX
$56.72
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BACCARAT PAPERWEIGHT ANDREW JACKSON CAMEO SULPHIDE M RENARD COA BOX
$56.72
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CRISTAL DALBRET PAPERWEIGHT GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR 1968 LE COA SULPHIDE
$56.72
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CRISTAL D ALBRET PAPERWEIGHT JOHN JAMES AUDUBON 1972 SULFIDE FRANCE CUT CRYSTAL
$54.00
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BACCARAT PAPERWEIGHT JAMES MONROE CAMEO SULPHIDE LE ORIGINAL BOX COA FACETED
$56.72
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CRISTAL DALBRET PAPERWEIGHT CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS LE COA GEORGES SIMON SULPHIDE
$56.72
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CRISTAL DALBRET PAPERWEIGHT A DAVID PARIS 1966 SULFIDE FRANCE CUT CRYSTAL
$54.00
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CRISTAL D ALBRET PAPERWEIGHT GEORGE WASHINGTON 1974 SULFIDE CUT CRYSTAL FRANCE
$54.00
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CRISTAL DALBRET PAPERWEIGHT JENNY LIND SULPHIDE POILLERAT COA ORIGINAL BOX
$56.72
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CRISTAL D ALBRET PAPERWEIGHT ALBERT SCHWEITZER 1969 SULFIDE CUT CRYSTAL FRANCE
$54.00
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CRISTAL D ALBRET PAPERWEIGHT COLUMBUS 1966 SULFIDE CUT CRYSTAL FRANCE VINTAGE
$54.00
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CRISTAL DALBRET PAPERWEIGHT HRH PRINCE CHARLES WALES SULPHIDE POILLERAT COA BOX
$56.72
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Baccarat Sulfide Adlai Stevenson Paperweight 1969 Garnet Color
$25.00
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RARE sulphide artglass paperweight Durham Light Infantry Kings Crown Bugle SALE
$105.00
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Joe St Clair Sulfide Toad Paperweight
$189.99
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FABULOUS 19th C FRENCH SULPHIDE PAPERWEIGHT CLICHY
$299.99
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Baccarat President Roosevelt sulphide figure in 5 viewing port paper weight
$39.95
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Schmid Glass Paperweight Sister Berta Hummel Visage 1978 Sulfide Vintage Box
$23.95
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Herbert Hoover Baccarat Sulphide Paperweight Cobalt Blue Limited Edition VTG
$24.95
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Harry S Truman Baccarat Sulphide Paperweight Cobalt Blue Limited Edition VTG
$24.95
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Unusual Dedication Dump Glass Sulphide Antique Victorian Paperweight Whimsy
$59.00
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Unusual Antique Large Madonna Child Art Glass Sulphide Paperweight
$79.00
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Signed JOE ST CLAIR Paperweight KEWPIE Doll Sulphide BLUE OVAL
$149.95
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BACCARAT SULPHIDE CAMEO PAPERWEIGHT LIMITED EDITION PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY
$195.00
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Baccarat Julius Caesar Sulfide and Purple Paperweight Franklin Mint 1976
$45.00
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Baccarat Sulfide Admiral De Grasse Red Base Paperweight Franklin Mint 1975
$25.00
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Baccarat Sulfide Jean Jacques Rousseau Red Base Paperweight Franklin Mint 1974
$25.00
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Baccarat Sulfide Baron de Montesquieu Red Base Paperweight Franklin Mint 1975
$25.00
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Murano Italy Snowman Sulphide Glass Paperweight
$14.95
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BACCARAT France Paperweight PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH Blue White Sulphide
$149.99
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Paperweight CIVIL WAR 110 Sulphide White Yellow NO Box
$74.99
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Paperweight CRISTAL DALBRET company PRINCE CHARLES Blue White Sulphide
$149.99
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Paperweight CRISTAL DALBRET company SITTING BULL Multi color Sulphide
$124.99
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Paperweight KIWANIS MORGATOWN W VA Blue Yellow Sulphide
$34.99
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Paperweight ST CLAIR company SITTING BULL Brown Turquoise Sulphide
$89.99
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Robert Hamon Sulphide Paperweight
$1.00
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Robert Hamon Sulphide Paperweight
$1.00
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Robert Hamon Sulphide Paperweight
$1.00
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Robert Hamon Sulphide Paperweight
$1.00
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Ltd Ed Baccarat Sulphide Paperweights 2
$79.00
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Joe St Clair paperweight sulphide white dove on light blue ground
$50.00
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LG JOE ST CLAIR GLASS SULPHIDE SULFIDE WISE OLD OWL TOTEM BIRD PAPERWEIGHT GREEN
$69.95
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Baccarat France Crystal Sulfide Paperweight John Paul Jones
$29.99
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Baccarat France Crystal Sulfide Paperweight Admiral De Grasse
$29.99
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Baccarat crystal sulfide paperweight 1974
$24.95
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Baccarat Crystal Sulphide Paperweight President Theodore Roosevelt Purple Bottom
$49.99
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CRYSTAL SPORTS PAPERWEIGHT WHITE SULFIDE SOCCER BALL ON GREEN TURF IN CLEAR
$25.00
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Lot of 28 Sulphide paperweights Baccarat Cristal dAlbret
$82.00
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Joe St Clair Pink Cameo Sulfide Glass Paperweight enl
$225.00
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Maude and Bob St Clair Sulfide Glass Paperweight 1977 enl
$75.00
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Bob St Clair Kewpie Sulfide Glass Paperweight Pink And White Fold enl
$170.00
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SAINT LOUIS 1967 ROYAL GLASSWORKS FACETED KING LOUIS XV SULPHIDE PAPERWEIGHT
$245.00
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VINTAGE MURANO ICEPICK MILLEFIORI FLOWER BUBBLES ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT SULFIDE
$99.99
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Maude and Bob St Clair sulfide cat paperweight large
$59.99
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VINTAGE Cristal dAlbret Sulphide CAMEO MARK TWAIN Paperweight
$75.00
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Large 4 Antique Bohemian Silesian Faceted Christ Sulphide Art Glass Paperweight
$75.00
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RARE MAUDE AND BOB ST CLAIR SULPHIDE BUTTERFLY PAPERWEIGHT ARTIST NONIE 1976
$50.00
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RARE JOE ST CLAIR SULPHIDE SWAN PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED BY NONIE LUNK UNDER THE TAIL
$50.00
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Crystal DAlbert THOMAS JEFFERSON sulphide paperweight
$45.00
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Antique Sulphide Tree Paperweight Large
$129.99
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LARGE BOB ST CLAIR PAPERWEIGHT SULFIDE SULPHIDE BADGER CHIPMUNK
$99.99
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French Baccarat glass paperweight with sulfide Virgo insert NR
$34.95
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Unique Madonna Virgin Mary And Child Upright Sulphide Art Glass Paperweight
$75.00
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Franklin Mint Crystal Sulfide Baccarat Paperweight Admiral Degrasse
$14.99
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Franklin Mint Crystal Sulfide Baccarat Paperweight Jean Jacques Rousseau w Stand
$14.99
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ROBERT L HAMON SULPHIDE PAPERWEIGHT MARKED H JOHN ADAMS
$69.99
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ROBERT L HAMON Sulphide Paperweight Marked H GEORGE WASHINGTO
$69.99
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Sulphide Paperweight

A Brief History of Baccarat Crystal

The term crystal, as applied to glass, dates back to the early 1300s in Murano Italy. Glass cutters there developed intricate glass cutting techniques which often gave the glass a "crystalline" shape, resembling a cut gemstone. When pertaining to cut glass, the term "crystal" is a misnomer. Glass is technically classified as an amorphous, inorganic solid that lacks a true crystalline structure.

The art and science of cutting glass continued to progress over the next few centuries, as various technological improvements enabled the glass cuts to become more intricate. In the 1700s, lead oxide was introduced into the smelting of glass which made the glass more workable and boosted its index of refraction, creating a more brilliant product. This effect was heightened when the glass was cut into facets at different angles, causing light to split into its constituent wavelengths, creating rainbows of colors that closely resemble a "crystalline" material. So as a matter of tradition as well as marketing, the term "crystal" has been retained by glass makers such as Waterford and Baccarat.

Baccarat Glass dates back to 1765 when the Bishop of Metz wanted to stimulate commerce in the little village of Baccarat, some 250 East of Paris. The Verrerie de Sainte Anne at Baccarat was created. It successfully manufactured all kinds of utility glassware and prospered for many years, surviving even the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars.

In 1815, during the aftermath of the Napoleonic War, the French border reverted to its 1790 boundary line. The great French glassworks at Voneche in Northern France found itself outside the new French frontier in the newly created country of Belgium. The owner of Voneche, a Parisian named Aime-Gabriel D'Artigues, bought the Baccarat glassworks so that he could re-establish his business in France and continue to serve French customers without paying heavy import taxes. There is a story that he struck a deal with the King of France to reduce his import taxes from Voneche in return for setting up again in France.

The new company, Voneche-Baccarat, focused on high quality lead-crystal glass and over the past 180 years Baccarat has developed many new techniques in making the finest crystal glass. In 1822 D'Artigues sold the glassworks and the new owners set up the Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat (keeping Voneche as part of the name until 1843). It soon became and remains today, the foremost glassworks in France. The company won medals at major exhibitions in Paris from 1823 onwards.

Baccarat is famous for its wonderful paperweights, its superb crystal glass tableware, for 19th century colored lead crystal glass and opaline ware, for beautiful decanters and bottles, and for superb lead crystal sculptures of animals and birds. The Bohemian/Venician technique of embedding millefiori canes (multi-colored glass mixtures) was taken over by Baccarat in the 1840s and their lead crystal glass paperweights with millefiori designs surpass anything produced in that period from Bohemia or Venice.

The technique of embedding cameo sulphides in paperweights was raised to a fine art by Baccarat in the early 19th century, and continues to be used today. The sulphides give the glass a distinctive rose colored tint. This technique creates eye catching results; as many people have never seen glass reflect light in such a way.

The town of Baccarat is clearly proud of its famous glasswork heritage, and its glass industry not only brings in tourists, but is the cornerstone of the local economy. Moreover, the Baccarat company is renown for creating great working conditions for its employees. All things considered, Baccarat Crystal lives up to its legend.

About the Author

This article was written by Dwayne Cassidy. Dwayne was shopping online for
Baccarat Crystal
when he became curious about the history of Baccarat and
Waterford Crystal
. Dwayne has researched the subject of European glass makers extensively and hopes others might share this interest. The YellowDoor.Com is a great place to whet your appetite for fine deals on the best glassware.

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